Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Going GaGa Over Green City, Handewadi Road, Hadapsar, Pune

When will Green City, Handewadi Raod Hadapsar, open new buildings for booking?


What would be the property rate for 1 BHK, 1.5 BHK & 2 BHK Flats in the new buildings?

When will booking of 3 BHK Bungalows open?

Now, for more than a week, home owners and real estate investors in Pune real estate market who want to book a 1 BHK / 1.5 BHK / 2 BHK Flat or a 3 BHK Bungalow in Green City, Handewadi Road Hadapsar, (www.greencitypune.com) are asking these questions to Ms. Smita Belose, Sales Manger, and her team members. Some, who are not ready to accept the answer "Very soon!", were insisting to take their cheques and give them the flats when Arihant Venkateshwara Housing opens the bookings!



For Smita and her team, "huge response" to their project was not an unexpected phenomenon. Because, before the launch of the project, when the site office and sample flat was getting ready, walk in customers, property buyers who were visiting Handewadi Road in Hadapsar, had started going GaGa over Green City.

Green City, Handewadi Road Hadapsar on Google Map:


View Hadapsar - Handewadi - Fursungi - Manjari in a larger map

Looking at the response, Smita and her team started taking bookings and on the eve of launch, all flats in the 3 buildings of Green City were completely booked!

On the day of launch - Sunday, 21st March 2010 - Green City opened first 50 flats at a special launch rate which were booked in a few hours and by the evening almost all flats in all 3 buildings were booked and for more than a week property buyers were asking for new buildings!

After a long time, i believe, any residential real estate project in Pune Municipal Corporation got such a huge response!

In fact, after a long time, i am sure, a 16 acre township of 1 BHK / 1.5 BHK / 2 BHK more than 1,000 flats in the budget range of 15 to 22 lakhs in 17 high rise towers of 12 floors and 50 - 3BHK Bungalows, offering all amenities like swimming pool, club house, tennis court and many more with necessary shopping was launched in Pune Municipal Corporation!

Layout Plan of Green City, Handewadi Road, Hadapsar:


Yes! In Pune Municipal Corporation!! Not in a village like Fursungi, Manjri, Undri, Pisoli, Narhe - Ambegaon, Sus, Marunje - Hinjewadi, Chakan, Lohegaon or Wagholi but on Handewadi Road in Hadapsar in Pune Municipal Corporation!

Thrown out of Pune:


Particularly, at such a point of time, when to own a 2 BHK home in Pune Municipal Corporation, you need minimum budget of Rs. 30 lakhs! Means, to get a maximum home loan to invest in a 2 BHK Flat, your monthly income should be more than 40,000 rupees per month! Otherwise, your family has no place in Pune Municipal Corporation.

You are thrown out in a village, which lives at the mercy of Pune Municipal Corporation! A middle class home buyer can't afford to live in a Tata or Bata Home at Undri, drinking mineral water for the rest of his life, or don't have an ambition to give up a job in Hinjewadi and become a Sarpanch of Sus Village!

New Indian Caste System:

(Thanks to Reuters for Image)

Arihant Venkateshwara Housing was launching Green City, just after Finance Minister converted Indian Citizens into "Consumers" and India into "Market" - for foreign direct investors - in his 2010 -11 Union Budget.

In new Indian Financial Caste System, if you are earning around 1.6 lakhs per annum, you are born to serve Upper (Financial) Castes.

If you are earning between 1.6 to 5 lakhs per annum - you are free to live as per your choice and income - hand to mouth, salary slip to salary slip, or throw yourself deep into credit card debt - but you have no option, - but to keep on consuming - tooth paste, buy electronics, own and drive a vehicle to consume petrol and, whatever - but keep on consuming - to increase the GDP! However, don't dream of owning a home or investing in a real estate. No.

To make sure that only - Upper (Financial) Caste - those who earn more than 5 lakhs per annum, - have an option to own a property, - to fulfill the Finance Minister's dream, builders in Pune, started increasing property rates! - So that, minimum budget for a 2 BHK Flat, in a couple months down the line, should go beyond the reach of a person who earns less than 60,000 rupees per month. Amen!

Last Hope:


At this point of time, Good Lord!, in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation at Wakad "Shonest Tower" and at Handewadi Road Hadapsar in Pune Municipal Corporation "Green City" were last opportunities for the middle class families to live in the city of their dream.

For a young first time home buyer, a 1 BHK Flat - 415 sq.ft. Carpet + 53 sq.ft. Terrace - in Green City, Handewadi Road Hadapsar, for all inclusive property price of Rs. 14,47,499 (+ optional open or covered parking), was last opportunity to live in Pune Municipal Corporation.

Typical 1 BHK Flat at Green City, Handewadi Road Hadapsar:


For a recently married couple, one extra room of 8'x 9'6" in a 1.5 BHK Flat - 535 sq.ft. Carpet + 59 sq.ft. Terrace - in Green City, Handewadi Road Hadapsar, for all inclusive property price of Rs. 18,41,349 (+ optional open or covered parking), was last opportunity to live comfortable life in Pune Municipal Corporation.

Typical 2 BHK Flat at Green City, Handewadi Raod Hadapsar:


For a middle class family, a 2 BHK Flat - 639 sq.ft. Carpet + 71 sq.ft. Terrace - in a 12 story tower at Green City, Handewadi Road Hadapsar, which has all amenities, for all inclusive property price of Rs. 21,76,885 (+ optional open or covered parking), was last opportunity to raise their children in Pune Municipal Corporation.

Life Time Achievement:


You can see the joy of these middle class families in the photographs i took on the day of the launch of Green City, Handewadi Road Hadapsar. For them, owning a home,
- designed by the same architect who has designed Blue Ridge Hinjewadi, Forest Trails at Bhugaon and Madhukosh at Dhayari on Sinhagad road, Aniruddha Vaidya & Associates,
- constructed by reputed builders from Aurangabad and Pune, all my favorite clients when i was in Pune real estate advertising and marketing and
- in a project which has a well done sample flat which has a name plate "Karandikar" (yes, i have told Smita to correct the spelling "Karandeekar"!) on it's main door,
- in Pune Municipal Corporation was a life time achievement. Have a look!

Green City, Handewadi Road, Hadapsar, Pune: On the day of a launch!

























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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rahul Park Warje News - Available! A few ready possession 3 BHK Flats for Rs. 59 lakhs

Property Rates at Warje, Kothrud annexe, Pune:

The other day, after visiting Oval Nest, i stopped at Rahul Park, Warje, to chat with Sunil Marathe (91 99218 26807). Obviously, i wanted to update myself about the availability and property price at Rahul Park.

Like all 'on site real estate salesmen' in Pune, Sunil wanted me to tell him news and gossip about Pune real estate market. Particularly, on that day, about Oval Nest Warje (www.srkdevelopers.in), which had opened bookings of their 2nd phase at the property rate of Rs.3,750 per sq.ft.

Oval Nest, Warje - Kothrud annexe- Pune:



Reviewing Oval Nest in brief, i started the conversation and felt like asking him to take "Oval Nest Challenge". But i controlled myself. We real estate salespersons, you wont believe - but it is a fact, give more importance to the "type of a customer" than the specification, amenities and property price of the project we sell.

In marketing terminology it is called "psychographic profile of a buyer". A real estate salesmen knows that a certain "type of a property buyer" would only buy his property. That's why, every real estate salesman develops a sense of guessing, in a few minutes, whether you are his "type of a customer" or not - would buy his flat or not!

Between us - Sunil and i, we immediately agreed that, the property buyers of Rahul Park and Oval Nest, are not of the same type! They may have the same budget, may prefer the same location - Warje, but are entirely of different types.

Oval Nest, Aditya Garden City and Rahul Park at Warje Pune on Google Maps:


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Certainly, it was my responsibility to define the type of buyer of Oval Nest. Thanks to my Canon Power Shot A480! I showed Sunil the photograph, (given below), i had shot a few minutes earlier at Oval Nest.



"Now, Mr. Sunil Marathe, tell me about a "type of property buyer" who pays the property rate of Rs.3,700 per sq.ft. and purchases ready possession 3 BHK Flat, which has 2 master bedrooms of 11'x14', and a carpet area of 1043 sq.ft. + 2 Terraces for Rs. 59 lakhs at Rahul Park, Warje in Pune?," reading the floor plans of A1 & A2 Buildings, (given below), I asked.

Ready Possession 3 BHK Flat for Rs. 59 lakhs at Rahul Park, Warje:

1) Click for Floor Plans of Ready Possession 3 BHK Flats in A1 & A2 Buildings in Rahul Park, Warje - Kothrud annexe - Pune:

2) Click for the Brochure of Rahul Park, Warje Pune:

Sunil said, "Sure! I don't need to show you photographs. Come let us see "live" property buyers of Rahul Park!" I went out but it was afternoon. So, i saw what you see in these photographs!

Service Road from Warje Flyover on Mumbai Pune Expressway to Oval Nest:

Rahul Park, Warje: West Side:

Shopping & Office Space at Rahul Park, Warje:

Under Construction 2 BHK Flats in Rahul Park Warje, East:

Shopping and Offices at Rahul Park Warje:

R Cube - Commercial Complex and Rahul Construction's Office at Rahul Park, Warje:

Flyover on Mumbai Pune Expressway at Warje, Pune:

Karve Road at Karve-Nagar - Welcome to Warje - Kothrud Annexe:

Related Stories:

1) FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

Oval Nest, Warje - Kothrud annexe - Pune - opens the bookings of 2ND phase
For Oval Nest, Warje Pune, visit www.srkdevelopers.in

2) SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010

Oval Nest, Warje - Kothrud annexe - Pune News - day and night cricket ground and 2 & 3 BHK - 5 star - homes are ready for possession
Gully Cricket, an official game of Oval Nest, Warje!:

3) SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010

Oval Nest Challenge
Find a residential real estate project in Pune which gives you as much value for your money as Oval Nest Warje

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Amanora Park Town Exclusive Event - Bachchan recites Bachchan!

Spring Festival, French Spider Man and Now, Amitabh Bachchan at Amanora!

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1) SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010

Amanora Spring Festival 13 & 14 February 2010 and Alain Robert a.k.a. "French Spider Man" climbing Amanora Towers - have you seen these videos?

2) MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

Alain Robert a.k.a. "French Spider Man" climbs 22-story Amanora Tower in just 10 minutes!

3) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010

Alain Robert a.k.a. "French Spider Man" to climb Amanora Towers on Sunday, 28th February 2010!

4) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010

Now, Amanora has to pay to the Indian Government for exploiting French Spider Man!

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Oval Nest Challenge

Find a residential real estate project in Pune which gives you as much value for your money as Oval Nest Warje

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When i visited Oval Nest, behind Aditya Garden City at Warje, the salesman in a white shirt requested me to visit the old sample flat.

"I have seen that sample flat when you launched the first phase of Oval Nest, and many times after that! Now, i want to see the actual flats in the first phase which are ready for possession." I told the salesman in the white shirt.

"Why do you want to see the actual flat?," asked the salesman.



"Why means? I am Ravi Karandeekar, and you know, i write Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog. I want to see whether you have actually given everything you had promised at the launch of Oval Nest!," I said.

(Thanks to you all, now, i have started taking every opportunity to promote by blog when i meet anybody associated with Pune real estate. I start with a human virtue of sharing information with other human beings and end with answering the question, "Ravi, how much do you charge for speaking for more than 3 minutes?")

"Exactly for the same reason - to check whether we have fulfilled our promises or not - i am requesting you to visit the original sample flat and then visit any flat, out of 129 ready for possession flats in the first phase!," said the salesman in the white shirt and gave me a list of specifications and amenities of Oval Nest Warje.

Feeling somewhat shy, to cover myself, looking at the long list, i asked him, "Don't you provide any pen or pencil for tick marking this long list?" But, before i could complete my question, the salesman of Oval Nest Warje, gave me a pen.

After visiting the old sample flat, i visited one ready for possession flat in the first phase, then the sample flat of the 2nd phase and went to the pavilion over the club house. Salesman of Oval Nest Warje, gave me a brochure and a property price list of the 2nd phase. Obviously, i kept aside the brochure and started reading the property price list.

"I am sure, now, you accept that we have fulfilled all our promises, right?," the salesman asked me.



"Come on, i was sure about it all the time! I know Mr. S. R. Kulkarni. I just wanted to confirm, because you know, i write Ravi Karan...," thanks to the salesman of Oval Nest for completing my sentence.

"Now, let us talk about Oval Nest Challenge!," he said and added, "Ravi, you are quite well qualified to take this challenge. In fact, i am sure, there is nobody as qualified as you to take Oval Nest Challenge! Because, nobody knows Pune real estate as much as Ravi Karandeekar who writes a blog Ravi ..." Now, it was my turn to complete the sentence but i told him to come to the point and tell me about Oval Nest Challenge!



"Go through this Property Survey Chart," said the salesman of Oval Nest Warje. He opened the second page of property price list which has a list of 37 points. He requested me to name a project in Warje, Bavdhan, Kothrud and on Prabhat Road which offers all 37 points Oval Nest offers.

"Sure, i will take Oval Nest Challenge. Even if you didn't tell me anything about the prize!," i said and started reading the Property Survey Chart. After going through it once, i called my friend Rugwed of Setu Advertising and requested him to send the chart.

"I would like to blog it, Rugwed! I am sure, my readers will find your Property Survey Chart very useful. They can check how much value they get for the property price they pay!" Thank god, Rugwed immediately said yes and i could take the incoming call.

"Ravi, is it worth paying Rs.3,750 per sq.ft. in Warje?," the caller asked.



"Yes and No! NO - if you are not getting value for the property rate you pay! YES - if you are getting value for your money!," i said and we talked about the property rates at Aditya Garden City, Rahul Park and Oval Nest and, of course, i told him to take Oval Nest Challenge. Hopping for the compliments, i looked at the salesman of Oval Nest.

"3 minutes free consultation on phone! He finished in less than 3 minutes.. I was timing!" he said.

Whatever! Click the image to enlarge and take Oval Nest Challenge. If you find any project which gives you as much value for your money as Oval Nest Warje, please, write the name of the project in the comments or on the Google Docs.

Click the image to take Oval Nest Challenge:


Related Stories:

1) SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010

Oval Nest, Warje - Kothrud annexe - Pune News - day and night cricket ground and 2 & 3 BHK - 5 star - homes are ready for possession
Gully Cricket, an official game of Oval Nest, Warje!:

2) SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008

SRK launches OvalNest 5 Star Homes - 2 and 3 bhk flats at Warje - Kothrud annexe, in Pune at the rate of Rs.3,500 per sq.ft.
SRK: Shah Rukh Khan?

3) FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

Oval Nest, Warje - Kothrud annexe - Pune - opens the bookings of 2ND phase
For Oval Nest, Warje Pune, visit www.srkdevelopers.in

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